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Checkmate Arcade Podcast

Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley

Welcome to the Checkmate Arcade! Your source for video game news and strategy. Join Steven and Jason as they delve in to the wild world of video games (and sometimes Magic: The Gathering). Archived from iTunes at https://itunes.apple.com/us/podcast/checkmate-arcade-podcast/id273870915. Items in this collection are restricted.

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May 28, 2018 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We kick off the show by talking about Jason's preorder games. Then we get into Jason's Magic TCG happenings and tournament fun. Of course we dip into gaming with titles such as Shaq Fu for the Genisis, the NES Jaws, Madden NFL 2018, Fire Emblem Heroes, Hearthstone, the Dragon Quest Heroes 2 demo, the Vikings: Wolves of Midgard demo, the Danganronpa 3 demo, Pokemon Sun, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Wild Guns Reloaded, 8-bit Adventure Anthology, Minecraft Xbox One Edition, Gwent, Resident Evil...
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May 28, 2018 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We kick off the show by talking about Jason's preorder games. Then we get into Jason's Magic TCG happenings and tournament fun. Of course we dip into gaming with titles such as Shaq Fu for the Genisis, the NES Jaws, Madden NFL 2018, Fire Emblem Heroes, Hearthstone, the Dragon Quest Heroes 2 demo, the Vikings: Wolves of Midgard demo, the Danganronpa 3 demo, Pokemon Sun, Dissidia Final Fantasy NT, Wild Guns Reloaded, 8-bit Adventure Anthology, Minecraft Xbox One Edition, Gwent, Resident Evil...
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Apr 3, 2018 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Jason leads off with some reminiscing about his old car that was traded in and some more Magic tournament talk. Then we hit up the games we've been playing. The ton of games we talk about include Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Call of Duty: World War 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Madden NFL 2018, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, Hand of Fate, Destiny 2, The Evil Within 2, Ys 8, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Nier: Automata, Horizon: Zero Dawn,...
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Apr 2, 2018 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Jason leads off with some reminiscing about his old car that was traded in and some more Magic tournament talk. Then we hit up the games we've been playing. The ton of games we talk about include Super Mario Odyssey, Mario + Rabbids: Kingdom Battle, Call of Duty: World War 2, Star Wars Battlefront 2, Madden NFL 2018, PlayerUnknown's Battlegrounds, Overwatch, Minecraft: Xbox One Edition, Hand of Fate, Destiny 2, The Evil Within 2, Ys 8, Marvel Puzzle Quest, Nier: Automata, Horizon: Zero Dawn,...
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Dec 4, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We once again begin with a rundown of Jason's Magic card playing and some changes to his entertainment center setup. Then we swing into all the games we've been playing. Such as Saturday Morning RPG, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the Dex demo, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Madden NFL 2018, Call of Duty: World War 2, Destiny 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, the Super Nintendo Classic, Fire Emblem Warriors, Overwatch, XCOM: Enemy Within, and Hand...
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Dec 3, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We once again begin with a rundown of Jason's Magic card playing and some changes to his entertainment center setup. Then we swing into all the games we've been playing. Such as Saturday Morning RPG, Ys VIII: Lacrimosa of Dana, Middle-earth: Shadow of War, South Park: The Fractured But Whole, the Dex demo, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Madden NFL 2018, Call of Duty: World War 2, Destiny 2, Metroid: Samus Returns, the Super Nintendo Classic, Fire Emblem Warriors, Overwatch, XCOM: Enemy Within, and Hand...
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Oct 1, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode Jason starts off by teasing Steven with a tidbit about Amazon Prime. Then we get into some Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem Heroes, Undertale, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Friday the 13th, Batman: The Telltale Series season 1 & 2, the CoD: WW2 beta, Overwatch, the Diablo 3 free weekend, Marvel Heroes Omega, Madden NFL 2018, Gears of War 4, Stardew Valley, Pokemon Sun, the Destiny 2 beta, and XCOM: Enemy Within. Plus we have the games coming soon for the rest of the year. Hop on...
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Oct 1, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode Jason starts off by teasing Steven with a tidbit about Amazon Prime. Then we get into some Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem Heroes, Undertale, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Friday the 13th, Batman: The Telltale Series season 1 & 2, the CoD: WW2 beta, Overwatch, the Diablo 3 free weekend, Marvel Heroes Omega, Madden NFL 2018, Gears of War 4, Stardew Valley, Pokemon Sun, the Destiny 2 beta, and XCOM: Enemy Within. Plus we have the games coming soon for the rest of the year. Hop on...
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Aug 12, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We kick off the episode with some retro game and console hunting stories from Jason. Then we discuss Jason's trip to GP Vegas and more Magic pre-releases. But of course we talk plenty of games like The Room 2, Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Fates, Pokemon Sun, Magic Duels, Overwatch, Mafia 3, Doom! (2016), Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny, Stardew Valley, Injustice 2, the Marvel VS Capcom Infinite demo, Street Fighter 5, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Persona 5, the Gwent open...
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Aug 12, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We kick off the episode with some retro game and console hunting stories from Jason. Then we discuss Jason's trip to GP Vegas and more Magic pre-releases. But of course we talk plenty of games like The Room 2, Fire Emblem Echoes, Fire Emblem Heroes, Fire Emblem Fates, Pokemon Sun, Magic Duels, Overwatch, Mafia 3, Doom! (2016), Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny, Stardew Valley, Injustice 2, the Marvel VS Capcom Infinite demo, Street Fighter 5, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Persona 5, the Gwent open...
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Jun 8, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode kicks off with Jason covering his Magic: The Gathering trials and tribulations since last episode. After that we talk more cards with Hearthstone and Magic Duels. Then we talk about some grinding in Dragon Quest 8, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem dlc, amiibo prices, the new 2DS model, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Overwatch, Madden NFL 2017 card trading, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny, Gears of War 4, Hitman Go, some Jackbox...
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Jun 7, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode kicks off with Jason covering his Magic: The Gathering trials and tribulations since last episode. After that we talk more cards with Hearthstone and Magic Duels. Then we talk about some grinding in Dragon Quest 8, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Fire Emblem dlc, amiibo prices, the new 2DS model, Injustice: Gods Among Us, Overwatch, Madden NFL 2017 card trading, Tom Clancy's Ghost Recon: Wildlands open beta, Mass Effect Andromeda, Destiny, Gears of War 4, Hitman Go, some Jackbox...
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Mar 26, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode kicks off with an epic rant about Final Fantasy from Jason and the fun just keeps on rolling from there. Once the ranting ends we talk about Tales of Berseria in great detail. Then we get into some Resident Evil 7, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Diablo 3, the PS4 Pro, transferring hard drive data, Dragon Quest VIII, Fire Emblem Fates, Magic: The Gathering, You Must Build A Boat, The Room, Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC, the For Honor beta, Recore, The Division, Destiny, Overwatch, and Doom....
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Mar 26, 2017 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode kicks off with an epic rant about Final Fantasy from Jason and the fun just keeps on rolling from there. Once the ranting ends we talk about Tales of Berseria in great detail. Then we get into some Resident Evil 7, Fire Emblem: Heroes, Diablo 3, the PS4 Pro, transferring hard drive data, Dragon Quest VIII, Fire Emblem Fates, Magic: The Gathering, You Must Build A Boat, The Room, Rise of the Tomb Raider DLC, the For Honor beta, Recore, The Division, Destiny, Overwatch, and Doom....
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Dec 22, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we start out the episode with a rant from Jason about Final Fantasy 15. Then we get completely derailed on multiple tangents for a while. Once we get the train back on the track we talk about some Magic: The Gathering Online, Lies of Asteroth, the Gwent closed beta, the Recore demo, Titanfall 2, and Destiny. We also get into the NPD numbers for the past few months and the biggest news stories since our last episode. We had some much more minor issues with the audio this show, but we...
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Dec 7, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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The return of regular shows means the revenge of the audio glitches this week. I tried my best, but I can only do so much with the tools I have. So I must apologize for the large amount of background audio and uneven sound levels. The next episode will be a huge improvement quality wise. This episode is crammed full of gaming goodness such as Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney – Spirit of Justice, Mega Man Legacy Collection, Darkest Dungeon, Madden 2017, Forza Horizon 3, Magic Duels, Battlefield...
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Sep 19, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode Jason regales us with his Magic TCG tales from Grand Prix Indianapolis. The Titans are falling from the sky as we discuss the Titanfall 2 technical test. Jason quickly covers the Battlefield One beta, gives us his in-depth impressions on Madden NFL 2017, and talks about the latest Deus Ex release. Steven covers his final thoughts Dragon Age: Inquisition now that he finished all the dlc and laments the fashion choices for hunters in Destiny. We also cover all the games that are out...
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Aug 30, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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The summer rolls on with a new episode where we start off talking about the weather and how that has affected Jason. Then we get to Jason's Magic TCG talk and his prep work for Grand Prix Indianapolis. After all the Magic talk we get into the video games with Madden 2016, Tokyo Mirage Sessions, some PlayStation VR demos, I Am Setsuna, Telltale's Batman, Fallout 4, No Man's Sky, Clash Royal, Dragon Age: Inquisition dlc, and Gems of War. Once we finish our Now Playing, we move over to the NPD...
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Jul 27, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we kick things off with a little Pokemon Go talk. Then we go over the Nintendo E3 line up that we missed last episode. In our Now Playing section Jason talks about the Vita version of XCom and Tokyo Mirage Session #FE. Steven talks about some of the things that make him angry in Clash Royal, a new old game called Deer God, and of course Destiny. Then we get a rant from Jason about an item that Nintendo will be selling this holiday season and we go over the games that are out now or...
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Jul 3, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we start off with Jason's real life MTG happenings and go on another trip down VS System memory lane. Then we switch back to video games with a little Magic Duels talk. So lots of magic talk at the beginning of this episode. Once we get that out of our systems, Jason talks about streaming games from his PS4 to his Vita and some new dlc for The Witcher 3. Steven recounts a new game bug and discusses the Halo Wars 2 beta. After our Now Playing section, we get into the news of E3 2016....
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Jun 4, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Oh the puns this episode. They are bad, but oh so good. Jason brings us some Magic TCG stories and a new deck for standard. Steven was playing the betas for Overwatch and Battleborn. Are they worth your time? Tune in to find out. Plus we have the games Coming Soon, a PAX East recap, and we learn a surprising fact about Jason's past. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -MTG Online Review: https://youtu.be/ieUeqXtSSn0
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May 2, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode is jam packed with games and Magic tournament stories. Jason kick it off with is tales of the Magic tournaments and he needs to get a few things off his chest that happened. Steven is still playing a lot of MOBAs, mobile games, and shooters. Some of the games contained within the episode include The Division, Quantum Break, Magic Duels, Super Mario Maker, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Heroes of the Storm, League of Legends, Luigi's Mansion: Dark Moon, and Clash Royal. Plus we have...
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Mar 28, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We've made you wait long enough. It's time to hand them out. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The Love for Divinity Original Sin: https://youtu.be/NhcDrbuXyzY -Jason's Hitman (Beta) Video: https://youtu.be/FZoHP12wkjU
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Mar 7, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode starts off with Jason making Steven happy he doesn't play physical Magic cards with some terrifying card effects. Jason also updates us on his Magic tournament play as of late. Then we get down to the brass tacks of all the games we've been playing. Those include Tom Clancy's The Division beta, Homefront: The Revolution beta, Fire Emblem Fates: Birthright, Shovel Knight, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Heroes of the Storm, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Minecraft 360 Edition, and Magic: The...
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Jan 24, 2016 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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After a bit of a break we jump right back into the thick of it with so many games to talk about. Jason starts with a bit of Magic, hits a brick wall in Bravely Default, and some Personas are causing confusion. Then we get to talking about Yu-Gi-Oh! cards and video games of old. Steven is still playing Picross, only now it has PokeMon in it. Some of the other games we discuss include Shovel Knight, Fallout 4, Roundabout, Magic Duels, Forza Horizon 2, Forza 6, Rise of the Tomb Raider, Rare...
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Dec 19, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week Jason surprises Steven with a very generous gift. He also goes over all the problems he has encountered with his Xbox One and Skype. Of course we talk about some of the games we played, such as Persona 3 Portable, Destiny, Star Wars: Battlefront, Black Ops 3, Madden 16, Fallout 4, Heroes of the Storm, and Life is Strange. Plus we have the NPD numbers for the past three months. Steven was still getting over his super bad cold/flu, so his audio was a little quieter than normal. Next...
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Nov 9, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode we are joined by friend of the show Ginyu. He gives us the details on what he's been up to the past few months and tries to get more people to try out Life is Strange. Jason lets the cat out of the bag on why he's happy to have EA Access. Steven gets mocked by a 15 year old game. Plus we have the games out now or coming soon for November and December. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -El Supercast 119 - Life is Strange:...
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Oct 18, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode Jason kicks off the show with some tales of card slinging in Magic: The Gathering. Then we get into all the video games we've been playing. Does Persona 4 Dancing All Night hit the right notes? Is Rainbow Six: Siege worth getting day one? Is Madden NFL 16 worth playing this year? Did Jason finally swap his PS4 hard drive? What's the latest news about Destiny? Is Steven cursed when it comes to playing Dragon Age: Inquisition? What games are Coming Soon or out now in October? All...
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Sep 22, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode Jason extolls the virtues of this year's Madden release as Steven tries out a second MOBA. Of course Steven also covers all the pre Taken King 2.0 changes for Destiny and Jason tells us of his PS4 woes. Plus we add the August NPD number in at the end of the show. It's a packed episode this week, tune in for the fun. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris)
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Aug 30, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we spend the first ten minutes talking about Giant Bomb and their mail. Then we get into our Now Playing games for some Dragon Age: Inquisition dlc, Metal Gear Solid V: Ground Zeroes, the Black Ops 3 beta, Splatoon, Picross e6, Destiny, Minecraft, and League of Legends. Wait League of Legends?! Who started playing that? Well, you'll need to tune in to find out. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -Madden: The Movie :...
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Aug 9, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Jason brings us many stories of his travels to his home and Chicago. Steven plays way too much Destiny and not much else. Thankfully Jason picks up the slack with a whole lot of retro games, the Jaws of Hakkon Dragon Age: Inquisition dlc, Hand of Fate, Life is Strange: Episode 4, Rocket League, and many more. Tune in for all the story time fun. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -Shin Magami Tensei X Fire Emblem Trailer:...
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Jul 5, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we finish up the news glut that happened from E3, after we talk about some Gears of War: Ultimate Edition multiplayer beta impressions. Jason was hunting for trophies as Steven was sinking his teeth into a few necks. Tune in to hear what's up. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -A Transformers: Devastation gameplay/interview video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P-9rVBCogS4
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Jun 28, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week after we cover the games we've been playing, we dig into all the games and announcements that happened at E3 2015. So many games. So much news. So much hype! Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The Shin Megami Tensei x Fire Emblem video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ZRcGHIp8KvY -The Giant Bomb E3 2015 Day 3 video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ysKExiHQvd4
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Jun 12, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we find out why Jason was sitting in front of a Best Buy for 2 hours and why he can't play the original Game Boy. We are also joined by friend of the show Ginyu to talk about some of the games he's been playing recently. Plus we have the games Coming Soon for June/July and all the news that was fit to print. The Amiibos have taken over this episode; tune in to hear what's up. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -Ginyu's YouTube page:...
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Jun 10, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Episode 3 Opening Song: by Jonathan Morali Join Jason and special guest Ginyu as they go on a spoiler filled romp through Life is Strange episodes 1-3. WARNING! Story spoilers are plentiful in this!
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May 25, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode we start off with Arthur Gies' opinions and Jason's lack of agreement with them. Steven wants space travel now! Then we briefly talk about some movies before getting into our Now Playing games. Some of the games on this episode include The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt, Phoenix Wright: Ace Attorney Trilogy, Mortal Kombat X, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, the new Destiny dlc, the Puzzle & Dragons: Super Mario Bros. Edition demo, and Minecraft. Come marvel at Steven's...
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May 3, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week the news segues return with a vengeance. Well not a vengeance exactly, but they're back. While Jason does a few fatalities in Mortal Kombat X, Steven winds up a few toys in Pokemon Rumble World. Some of the other games we discuss include Lego Batman 3, Forza Horizon 2 Presents Fast & Furious, Deus Ex: Human Revolution, Dragon Age: Inquisition, Minecraft, and Monopoly Deals. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The Quick Look of...
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Apr 19, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Jason makes a very bold claim about Life is Strange this week, while Steven gets angry at achievement points. We also have a ton of Nintendo news, three new AAA game announcements, a few details about three more Assassin's Creed games in the pipeline, and the NPD numbers for February. Tune in for all the fun. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The spoiler filled Life is Strange article:...
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Apr 5, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Like a kick to the head this episode is filled with game news that's sure to leave you spinning. Plus we have the games Coming Soon for April and May. Some of the games we talk about this week include Resident Evil Revelations 2, Madden NFL 2015, Battlefield Hardline, Life is Strange, Diablo III, Divekick, CoD: Advanced Warfare, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The PS4 Nyko HDD thing:...
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Mar 22, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode we roll through the games we played over the past few weeks, like usual. Then we run down the games released on console and handheld in March. Some of the games we yammer about include Persona Q, New Super Mario Bros. U, Life is Strange: Episode 1, Divekick, Madden NFL 2015, Resident Evil Revelations 2, Sleeping Dogs: The Definitive Edition, Pokemon Shuffle, Witch and Hero, Citizens of Earth, Battlefield: Hardline, and Dragon Age: Inquisition. Show Notes --------------------...
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Mar 1, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode we kick off the show with anime disc prices? Then we get into the games that came out in January and February, followed by the NPD numbers for December and January. Lastly, we close out the show with all the news we missed over the past two months. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -VGHS Season 2 Bloopers: http://youtu.be/BmzrKSIhm9I -VGHS Season 3 Blooper Reel: http://youtu.be/K59qCqwX5Zc
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Feb 15, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Want to know how we got the nominees list down to the six we have in each category? Then you are in luck, that's just what this special episode is all about. Of course we went a little off topic at times, so it took a little longer than it should have to narrow down the list. :P Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The Hitman Go Quick Look: http://www.giantbomb.com/videos/quick-look-hitman-go/2300-8786/
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Feb 8, 2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Sorry for the month long hiatus we took in January, we cover the reasons why in the first few minutes of the show. Now that we are back in action, Jason kicks off the show with a recap of his real world card slinging in Magic. Of course we bring the game talk like usual with Persona Q, Mario Kart 7, Hyrule Warriors, Super Smash Bros. Wii U, Transistor, Valiant Hearts, Madden NFL 2015, Diablo III, Resident Evil Remake Remastered, Far Cry 4, Picross e5, Child of Light, Tales From the Borderlands,...
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2015 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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So much news happened that we had to make a separate episode just to get to all of it. So this episode we cover all the news from the end of November to December 20. Plus we have the NPD numbers for the last two months to top off the show. So let's get to it. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (A World Torn Asunder by: Trevor Morris) -The Street Fighter 5 trailer: http://youtu.be/rdLwRLdrtsI
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Dec 26, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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I had to do it. It was just too applicable to this episode. Want to know about all the ins and outs of Dragon Age: Inquisition? Jason has you covered. Want to know what Persona Q is? Jason has you covered. What about Freedom Wars and Vegas Stakes? Jason has you covered. Later on in the show Steven covers Picross e5, more Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel!, more Advanced Warfare, and wraps things up with the Destiny demo. Plus, we kick off the show with Jason's Story Time Corner where many things are...
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Nov 16, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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On this celebratory episode we start off talking about video game rentals and the trials of getting them. Then we get into our Now Playing with a little Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel action. Then we enter Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor to discuss our curiosity with the last gen versions of the game and the odd ending to the story (with no story spoilers). Then Jason hits a few baskets in NBA 2K15 and starts up Dust: An Elysian Tale, only to get pulled into a desperate situation in Alien...
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Oct 27, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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One does not simply walk into Mordor. You need to teleport using wraith powers, just like Jason does this week. He's having a ball with Middle Earth: Shadow of Mordor and gives us his final thoughts on Destiny. We both got some time in on Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel and Diablo III, of course that's not all. We have the games Coming Soon to retail for the rest of the year and the NPD numbers for September. Hit that play button and get ready for a great episode. Show Notes --------------------...
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Sep 28, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we talk about video game loot, out of print games, StreetPassing, and the many problems of Bungie's games. Some of the games we talk about include Destiny, the Super Smash Bros. 3DS demo, Diablo 3, the Theatrhythm Final Fantasy: Curtain Call demo, Madden NFL 2015, PokeMon Y, Borderlands 2, and AirMech Arena. We also have the NPD numbers for August, the games Coming Soon for October, and for the first time in many episodes the News section returns. Show Notes --------------------...
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Sep 5, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We start the episode out with Jason's story time corner. A lot happened in the world since the last time we recorded and Jason covers the things that happened in his neck of the woods. We sprinkle in some games talk to keep from getting the tone of the show too far down. Games such as The Walking Dead: Season 2, inFamous First Light, Nicktoons MLB, Diablo 3, CoD: Black Ops 2, Hearthstone, Peggle 2, AirMech Arena, and many more. Plus we have the games Coming Soon to retail in September and the...
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Aug 17, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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We start off the show with a bit of pondering about Yu-Gi-Oh! and the 12GB PS3. Then Steven dishes out some tips for Hearthstone, while Jason talks about the save transfer for Diablo 3. If you wanted to know if The Last of Us: Remastered is worth your time, Jason answers that burning question this week. We also do a feature that was a few weeks in the making, the Top 10 Console Games of the Generation. Some of the other games we mention this episode include Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels, The...
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Jul 28, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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After starting off with news of two EA game delays, we start slinging some virtual cards around with Duels of the Planeswalkers 2015. Then we gush on the final episode of Wolf Among Us and hop into the Destiny beta. Eventually we close out the games we played with a discussion about the 2012 Jeopardy! video game demo. Plus, we have the games Coming Soon to retail in August and the June NPD numbers. Please forgive the background noise, it is summer and sometimes you need to keep the air moving...
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Jun 22, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we go on a tangent about the numbering of yearly sports games and that's just the beginning. Then we get into some Torchlight, many old school Nintendo games, Mario Kart 8, New Super Mario Bros. U, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead: Season 2, Watch Dogs, the Destiny alpha, Hearthstone, Brothers: A Tale of Two Sons, Pushmo, the best Halo game ever made, and Rage. Plus a whole lot more, so tune in and listen up. (I have to apologize for all the background noise at the end of this...
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May 31, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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So many cards. So very many cards. Must keep playing Hearthstone. Oh right, I need to get the show edited too. We talk about some Magic 2015, Yu-Gi-Oh! Millennium Duels, Might & Magic: Duel of Champions, and some other card game by a plucky little company named Blizzard. We also get into some non-card based games with Titanfall, NES Remix 2, NBA 2K14, Strider, Bound By Flame, the Warface beta, Marvel Heroes, The Wolf Among Us: Episode 3, The Walking Dead: Season 2 Episode 3, Conception 2,...
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May 4, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode we cover all the fun and games we got into this year at PAX East 2014. We talk about a few different cards games as well as the games we played and the panels went to. Then we get to the games we've been playing recently, the NPD numbers for March, and the games Coming Soon for May. Tune in to find out who we have in the guest chair this week. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -The Pwn Meal video:...
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Feb 15, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Man this is a random episode. We talk about cartoon episode length, the weather, DLC costumes, the biggest news of the week, the games Coming Soon for February, and the NPD numbers for December. When we do talk games we get into Ace Attorney: Dual Destinies, The Wolf Among Us, The Walking Dead: Season 2, Earthbound, Borderlands 2, Marvel Puzzle Quest: Dark Reign, The Saboteur, CoD: Ghosts, and Pokemon Y. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN -...
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Jan 27, 2014 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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That's right it's time to finally give out the awards for the games we loved from last year. There are a few that might surprise you. Speaking of surprises, Jason has a couple of them this episode. What are they? Well, you'll just have to tune in to find out. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Videogame Collecting 101 Panel: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vKAwYnmXbCY
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Dec 25, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we return to form with the news, the NPD numbers for November, and of course our Now Playing. Merry Christmas and happy holidays everybody; we'll be back in 2014 with plenty of games to talk about and a Game of the Year to crown. See you then. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) Jason's Games: Legend of Zelda: Link Between Worlds (3DS) Ys: Memories of Celceta (Vita) Call of Duty: Ghosts (PS4) Need For Speed: Rivals...
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Dec 15, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Revenge is a dish best served with a brand new episode of the show. This week we get into some real life Magic: The Gathering talk and lament the news of YouTube copyright claims. When we chat about games, Jason hoists his sails to hit the Assassin's Creed 4 oceans and Steven gets out his VR training goggles to test his metal in Metal Gear Rising: Revengeance. Plus, we have the news and we ridicule the Spike VGX show. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN -...
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Dec 1, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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It may be the end of November, but Steven has some ghost stories to tell you, specifically the Call of Duty variety. Jason drinks the blood of the latest vampire game and heads to Arkham for a meeting with Batman. We also have the NPD numbers for October. Grab some leftovers from turkey day and tune in for the fun. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -The troubles with Playroom -...
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Nov 8, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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On this long over due episode we rundown all the games we played over our impromptu break. Jason delves into the Midnight Channel with Persona 4 Golden and Steven clears out his Summer of Arcade demo back log. Plus Jason has a little surprise for Steven at the end of the episode. Tune in to find out what it is. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -The Diablo III console commercial - http://youtu.be/dua6t30Uwpc
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Oct 24, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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An update on what's happened over the past month and a half. New regular show coming soon. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com)
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Aug 28, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we get in a deep conversation about Sony and Nintendo's handheld philosophies. Jason has a minor surprise that he spoils just before saying it and Steven just has more demos to talk about. For those that like card game talk, this episode is loaded with it. Of course we also talk about all the games we played, the July NPD numbers, and the games Coming Soon for September. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Steven's...
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Aug 3, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This episode is a little heavy on Magic talk, both the real life and digital versions. Once we stop talking about that we get on to Project X Zone, old Sega demos, Poker Night 1 & 2, Torchlight, Mass Effect 3, Picross e 1 & 2, Assassin's Creed 3, Borderlands 2 dlc, Black Ops 2 dlc, and of course Minecraft. Once we finish up with the Now Playing section of the show we chat about the NPD numbers for June and the games Coming Soon for August. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song...
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Jun 24, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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In part 2 of our E3 coverage we go over all the games the Microsoft, EA, Ubisoft, Sony, and Nintendo showed off during their press conferences. Stay tuned until the end, where we add on some thoughts about the Xbox One-80. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Xbox Rant Pre U-turn: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2T37xSr-wZs -PlayStation Used Game Instructional Video: http://youtu.be/kWSIFh8ICaA
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Jun 22, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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In part one of our two part E3 coverage we go over all the games we played before and during E3 week. We also talk about Nintendo's demo limiting, in-game clocks, and why does Sonic the Hedgehog drive a car? Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) Jason's Games: (360) Black Ops 2 Scott Pilgrim vs The World: The Game Poker Night 2 Metro Last Light State of Decay [DEMO] (3DS) Project X Zone [DEMO] Sonic All Stars Racing Transformed...
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Jun 4, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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Math is hard, but games are fun. This week we do a little math after talking about the Xbox One, covering all the highlights and lowlights of the console so far. Plus, we cover all the games we played since last episode and quickly rundown the games Coming Soon to retail in June. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Angry Joe's Metro: Last Light review: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TLLJ94mUjUQ
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May 18, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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In case you haven't had enough spoiler-casts about this game already, we throw our two cents into the ring. WARNING! SPOILERS! Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -The Metro: Last Light link Jason mentioned - http://www.gametrailers.com/videos/h17x8i/metro--last-light-alternate-approaches-walkthrough
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Apr 29, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week Jason regales us with a tale from a baseball stadium, while Steven dukes it out with superheroes and villains in Injustice: Gods Among Us. Some of the games we prattle on about include Braid, Black Ops 2, Halo 4, I Am Alive, Rocket Knight, and Skulls of the Shogun. Plus, we have the news and the NPD numbers for March. Tune in to hear if Steven found any diamonds in Minecraft this week. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN -...
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Apr 20, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week after both finishing BioShock: Infinite, we try to talk about the game without any spoilers. Steven made some funny videos in Black Ops 2, while Jason was cruising through Forza Horizon. Plus, we finally catch up on the news from the last few weeks. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -My fun CoD videos - https://www.youtube.com/user/darkvaporeon -Far Cry 3: Blood Dragon trailer -...
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Apr 6, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week Steven gives us a rundown of all the things he saw at PAX East 2013, while Jason cuts his teeth on live commentating a card game. Plus, we have all the game we played since last episode and the games coming soon for April 2013. Strap yourselves in for a fun show folks. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Look for Magic games to hear Jason commentate: http://www.twitch.tv/yetigaminglive/videos
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Mar 15, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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In this crazy episode we talk about quick time events, Tomb Raider, the last of the Mass Effect 3 dlc, Dungeon Siege 3, You Don't Know Jack, Minecraft, Black Ops 2, Madden NFL 2013, Dead Space 3, and quite a few demos. Of course we also have the news and the Coming Soon for March 2013. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Giant Bomb's "Tomb Raider" Quick Look:...
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Feb 28, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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This week we talk about the PS4 announcement and all the games they've shown thus far, as well as the rest of the news. Before we get to that, we talk a lot about Dead Space 3, the Crysis 3 beta, Borderlands 2, Stacked, You Don't Know Jack, Ys Seven, and much more. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) Jason's Games: (360) Borderlands 2 Dead Space 3 DEMO Crysis 3 BETA Yugioh 5D's Decade Duels Plus (PS3) Ni No Kuni NBA Jam On...
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Feb 2, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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A few interesting conversations happen on this week's episode. Some of the games we do get around to discussing include Far Cry 3, DmC, Ni No Kuni, Anarchy Reigns, Borderlands 2, Full House Poker, and Dead Space 3. Plus we have the news and the games Coming Soon for February. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -The Ni No Kuni video series Jason mentioned: http://youtu.be/4-irpgz3BFY
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Jan 8, 2013 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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It's time to announce the winners for the 2012 Golden King Awards, will you agree with our picks? Tune in to find out. Of course that's not all, we also have the games Coming Soon for January and we cover all the games we played over the holidays. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com) -Achievement Hunter: Let's Play Madden 2013 - http://youtu.be/QNgtAcb0qF0
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Dec 28, 2012 Steven Boss and Jason Billingsley
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THQ going bankrupt, more Mass Effect 3 dlc in the works, a new release date for BioShock Infinite, Bungie's new game has a P.R. leak, the next Borderlands 2 dlc has a release date, all that and more on this brand new episode. Plus, we dish out the nominees for the Golden King Awards. Show Notes -------------------- Opening Song (How Attractive! by: Dj CUTMAN - http://music.djcutman.com)